As part of the Royal Court's BIG IDEA series and in partnership with Cactus World Films we have created frontlineLIPSTICK
WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN GAZA:
SAT 7 MAR, 12.30PM
The seminar that was advertised will take an adventurous turn in response to playwright Nahil Mohana being refused a visa by the UK Border Agency. In place of the presentation of her work, we have made a short film entitled Front Line Lipstick about her life as a playwright in Gaza, and her response to Shereen Martin and Sirine Saba (of the Fireworkscompany), rehearsing scenes from her play Lipstick, directed by Caitlin McLeod. The film will be screened, and short excerpts from LIPSTICK will also be performed live.*
This will be followed by a presentation from British/Palestinian mental health worker Wasseem El Sarraj on the effects of the recent war in Gaza on local children. We had hoped that Reem Abu Jaber, General Manager of Nawa for Culture and Arts Association in Gaza, would also join the discussion. However Reem has not been permitted to travel by the Israeli authorities.
This will be a sharp and impromptu response to the current
situation in Gaza for women and children.
*Screening of Front Line Lipstick: a pioneering act of filmic cross cultural collaboration
A collaboration between the Royal Court Theatre, Cactus World Films and Gingerwink Films
Director: Maya Sanbar
Producer: Maya Sanbar
Director of Photography: Georgie Weedon
Production and Photography in Gaza: Aya El-Zinati and Khaled Abu Zaid
Editing: Philippa Edwards, Georgie Weedon Aya El-Zinati
Translation: Najla Dowson-Zeidan & Hamada Lazkani.
Supported by Womens Playhouse Trust (aka The Wapping
Special thanks to Jules Wright, Alan Smart and the British Council in Gaza
£5 or free with a ticket to Fireworks